The numbers from the United Nations are staggering. 22 million people depend on humanitarian assistance.
At least eight million are at risk of starvation. All this from a war that began three years ago between a Saudi-led coalition fighting to restore the government of Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, against Houthi rebels believed to be backed by Iran. On Tuesday the Saudi-backed Yemeni forces captured Hodeidah airport, with the battle for its critical port still to come.
CGTN’s Adel El Mahrouky has this report.
To discuss the ongoing situation in Yemen:
- Jeremy Taylor is a regional advocacy adviser for the Norwegian Refugee Council.
- Sama’a Al-Hamdani is a Yemeni political commentator.
- Salman Al-Ansari is the founder and president of the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee.
- Seyed Hossein Mousavian is Iran’s former Ambassador to Germany.
22M+ people in #Yemen need humanitarian aid.
The largest humanitarian crisis in the🌎
— UN Humanitarian (@UNOCHA) June 20, 2018
Yemen war: UN calls for vital port of Hudaydah to stay open https://t.co/YJ9GClyVBM
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 15, 2018
#Hudaydah Port is the most important channel in #Yemen through which 80% of imports including commercial and humanitarian goods enter. If movement at the port is hindered, millions of Yemenis in need will be affected. pic.twitter.com/RDQ6q6J5ev
— WHO Yemen (@WHOYemen) June 12, 2018